Monday, July 30, 2007

1839 Patch Drive

There are many ways to install software in Ubuntu. Probably the best known is apt-get which has its roots in Debian (the same as Ubuntu).

Apt-get is console based and fairly easy to use, if the software repositories are set up right.

You use apt-get install Filename, and apt-get searches the repositories for a match and rpm address and it fetches and installs the program.

If you are skiddish about console commands, Ubuntu has a couple of Gui-based front end for apt-get. The first is under Applications/Add/Remove on the toolbar.

My favorite is under System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager.

Synaptic is what I used to patch/install 1839 programs.

I wouldn't want to try that on a Windows machine.

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